How We Got Started

The AICSA was incorporated on 12th July 1973, pursuant to the provisions of the Associations Incorporation Act, 1985 SA. It is a division of the Australian Institute of Conveyancers and is managed by a management committee known as a Division Council. Day to day operations of the Institute are overseen by the Chief Executive Officer, Ms Rebecca Hayes

The Council

The Division Council comprises a President, Vice-President, Immediate Past President and five councillors. All but two councillors must be ordinary members of the AICSA (conveyancers). The role of the Council is to:

  • carry out the objectives of the Constitution
  • set policy and review annually
  • represent the views of members; and
  • act as ambassadors to promote the Institute and its members

Council Members

Denise Mckay


McKay Business Services
P: 8333 3525

Michelle Hendry

Vice President

Conveyancing Matters
P: 8232 6666

Roger Scott

Conveyancing Centre
P: 0409 347 705

Michelle Lihou

Goolwa Conveyancing
P: 8555 3007

Brad Eckermann

Eckermann Group
P: 0429 859 539

Will Lieding

Liedig & Associates
P: 8396 3855

Yvette Graetz

Minter Ellison
P: 8233 5431

Sue Andriani

Eastern Conveyancing Pty Ltd
P: (08) 7226 8033

David Watts

Indepedent Director  

Mark Smith

Indepedent Director  


The AICSA has representatives on numerous consultative committees of various government departments. The Institute has established the following committees: 
Membership Services Committee
Roger Scott (Chair) Libby Abbott Neville Lea Melissa Lipschinski Mithany Scott CLICK HERE for Terms of Reference.
Finance Audit and Risk Management Committee
Jenny Raymond (Chair)
Gina Benincasa (Dial-in)
Denise Mckay,
Rebecca Hayes
Eythan Barraclough
Margaret Barron
Legislative Review Committee
ADHOC – appointed as required.
Professional Development and Events Committee
Michelle Lihou (Chair) Penny Erskine (Joint Chair) Josie Lazzaro Amanda Stevens
Yvette Graetz (Chair) Will Liedig Lauren Price Jenny Raymond

Strategic Plan

The Council meets annually to review and update the Strategic Plan.

To foster, promote and advance the Conveyancing profession
The mission of AICSA is to:

  • deliver education, advice and support
  • promote ethical standards
  • advance the professionalism of our members
  • represent the interests of the public and our members in legislative reform

General Meetings

The general meeting of the Division, known as the “Annual General Meeting” (AGM) shall be held in the month of September in each year on such a day, at such time and at such place as the Division Council may determine. All other general meetings of the Division shall be Special General Meetings (SGM). More details regarding these meetings are provided in the constitution.